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Aug 30, 2013 3:00pm EDT
secretary kerry talk. let me give you key point from president obama. i think this is the key statement he made. he has not made a final decision on actions that will be taken. that was, again, on remarks he made just a few moments ago. take a look at dow jones industrial average. there wasn't a lot of reaction there but that's because a lot of the stance he said was in secretary kerry's remark he had made in the final hour just before him. you see the dow fluttering around and that's because of what secretary kerry said. secretary kerry's speech was aggressive and restrainerestrai. he comes out agrss ive saying u.n. cannot gavel niz the world to act. then towards the end of his speech he becomes a little more, shall we say, restrained. the mal market rallies as he says the response from the u.s. will be limited and tailored, it will not involve any boots on the ground and the primary objective is to have a diplomatic process. which is what a lot of people are hoping for. interestingly today we have seen the markets hit the most act a little better. i'm talking about emerging markets which
Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm EDT
a pealing of bills to mark that moment. after that president obama will be speaking to commemorate that moment. let's bring in john harwood in washington who has been following the day's moments. a poignant moment coming up with the nation's first african-american president. >> no question. we heard from bernice king, the daughter of martin luther king. she was born precisely five months before he delivered that speech. and it was a speech that has stood the test of time as one of the great pieces of rhetoric in american history. >> one of the measures we take now is how much progress has been made since the speech was made 50 years ago in terms of civil rights, job equality and so forth. >> in terms of political progress it's been substantial. we got an african-american in the white house. we have black americans in the last two presidential elections that actually voted at higher rates than white americans. that shows the participation is there. in terms of economic equality -- >> john harwood hold on a second we'll listen to the bells. [ pealing of the bell ] [ applause ] >> tha
Aug 26, 2013 3:00pm EDT
to have these conversations in the days ahead. president obama has also been in close touch with leaders of our key allies and the president will be making an informed decision about how to respond to this indiscriminate use of chemical weapons. but make no mistake. president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. nothing today is more serious and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny. thank you. >> secretary of state kerry there with a forceful response to sir why's use of chemical weapons. the united states says it has undeniable evidence that it was used on citizens last week and the secretary pointed out that he had reviewed video from the aftermath of that attack last week and was struck as a human being and as a father by the video, mandy, of that father holding his young, dead child as a result of that attack. we welcome you now to "closing bell" for cnbc. >> we were just listening, of course, as secretary of state kerry and, you know, bill, it was heart wrenching, sol of
Aug 6, 2013 3:00pm EDT
the close. >>> president obama is in phoenix at this hour, set to unveil his proposal to get rid of mortgage giants fannie mae and freddie mac. just make them go away. it's been talked about. we'll take you live to the speech, find out what this plan would mean to americans who are trying to buy a home right now. >>> and if a person's home is their castle, well, who would like a white castle? >> don't you like food that's tasty and delicious? >> i do. >> then what are you waiting for? head over to white castle. it's what you crave. >> name the movie, maria. come on, name the movie. okay, never mind. but white castle apparently does not crave obamacare. coming up, the fast-food chain's vice president will be with us telling us why the healthcare law may force it to make all-new hires part time rather than full time. stay with us. i've been doing a few things for a while that i really love-- tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 playing this and trading. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and the better i am at them, the more i enjoy them. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 so i'm always looking to take them up a notch or two. tdd#: 1-80
Aug 7, 2013 3:00pm EDT
the close tonight. >> yeah. international soap opera playing out on the world stage. president obama announcing he's skipping a planned meeting with russian president vladimir putin in moscow next month. this, of course, in response to mr. putin taking in nsa leaker edward snowden, but as the president stands up to a global bully, a warning that it could come at great cost. we'll have that story, too. >> the developments keep coming from russia. >>> let's look at wall street as we approach the final hour. the dow is now down about 51 points, as we can see. it is bouncing off of the lows, reached really in the morning hours. we are looking at a decline of 52 points. we'll check the nasdaq, where we're seeing declines there, down 11 points. 3,654. the s&p 500, looks like a similar chart pattern across the board here, bouncing off of the lows on stand & poors, down about 6 points at this hour. >> who else, but bob pisani on the floor all day with the traders. bob, will we have this three-day losing streak, or will we turn around in the next hour, the final, the most important, and often
Aug 15, 2013 3:00pm EDT
move today. president obama spoke as it reached 500. good evening, ayman. >> reporter: good evening, bill, for the second straight now the country is imposeing a curfew. this comes on the heels of another violent day in egypt. not like the one we saw yesterday, not in the death toll numbers, one that did see fatalities among both police and security forces here. it began this afternoon with protest marches, among those supporters of the ousted president who are participating in funeral marches and others across the country. in one instance, they approached the municipality building here in cairo. led to a confrontation with police that led them to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd. the interior ministry says they authorized live ammunition against protesters attacking buildings critical to the egyptian government. so it adds to the anxiety level, yesterday we saw that incredible death toll that continues to climb as people recover the bodies from the clashes. more importantly, there are accounts of egyptian soldiers in the sinai peninsula. at least seven egyptian soldiers were kil
Aug 19, 2013 3:00pm EDT
-house computer. >> interrupt your job again. >>> it's been three years since president obama signed the dodd-frank financial reform bill into law. the president hat gotten back from his vacation and immediately met with regulators today to push to speed things up. john harwood at the white house with the details. john, what can you tell us? >> reporter: maria, the meeting just broke up, it lasted over an hour. i spoke with mary jo white, gary gensler, as they walked down the white house driveway out of the complex. their description matched what the administration had said going in. it was a pep rally by the president to encourage regulators to finish the work. fewer than half of all of the regulations have been drafted. mary jo white said top priority is the volcker rule. this is just one of the elements on the president's economic agenda this week. he's also going to be giving speeches in upstate new york later in the week to push his vision of a middle-out economic growth agenda. and the president also, of course, is going to be working on the selection of the next fed chairman. ben berna
Aug 20, 2013 3:00pm EDT
obama's tax hikes on the rich will hurt the middle class and the poor by killing jobs. it was a controversy -- controversial op ed, and now rodgers is here to explain it in person. that's coming up on the "closing bell." stay tuned. make it happen with the all-new fidelity active trader pro. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades when you start using active trader pro today. so you want to drive more safely? of smart. stop eating. take deep breaths. avoid bad weather. [ whispers ] get eight hours. ♪ [ shouts over music ] turn it down! and, of course, talk to farmers. hi. hi. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ right now, 7 years of music is being streamed. a quarter million tweeters are tweeting. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why hp built a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this&is gonna be big. hp moonshot. it's time to build a b
Aug 27, 2013 3:00pm EDT
and the world are awaiting president obama's decision on what action he may tay in the light of syria using kem rchemical weapons. with the military so stretched, what are the president's options here? we have a rundown of what the military's resources are in the region. hi, jim. >> hi, kelly. appears the markets are making more of this than the white house and u.s. military officials. they say that any strikes against syrian targets would be limited. right now, they're only looking at four guided missile destroyers that are currently in the eastern med. and possibly two submarines. one u.s. and one british. that would launch cruise missiles at a select, limited number of targets in syria, that are related to the release of chemical weapons against the syrian civilians there, just a couple of weeks ago. now, according to officials, jay carney at the white house, the white house spokesman said, regime targets are not on the target list. there is no attempt to overthrow the syrian regime, and a short time ago, british prime minister cameron said that any response from the international community
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